4KC5

Crystal structure of the C-terminal part of RhiE from Burkholderia rhizoxinica


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.181 

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Literature

Vinylogous chain branching catalysed by a dedicated polyketide synthase module.

Bretschneider, T.Heim, J.B.Heine, D.Winkler, R.Busch, B.Kusebauch, B.Stehle, T.Zocher, G.Hertweck, C.

(2013) Nature 502: 124-128

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature12588

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacteria use modular polyketide synthases (PKSs) to assemble complex polyketides, many of which are leads for the development of clinical drugs, in particular anti-infectives and anti-tumoral agents. Because these multifarious compounds are notorious ...

    Bacteria use modular polyketide synthases (PKSs) to assemble complex polyketides, many of which are leads for the development of clinical drugs, in particular anti-infectives and anti-tumoral agents. Because these multifarious compounds are notoriously difficult to synthesize, they are usually produced by microbial fermentation. During the past two decades, an impressive body of knowledge on modular PKSs has been gathered that not only provides detailed insight into the biosynthetic pathways but also allows the rational engineering of enzymatic processing lines to yield structural analogues. Notably, a hallmark of all PKS modules studied so far is the head-to-tail fusion of acyl and malonyl building blocks, which leads to linear backbones. Yet, structural diversity is limited by this uniform assembly mode. Here we demonstrate a new type of PKS module from the endofungal bacterium Burkholderia rhizoxinica that catalyses a Michael-type acetyl addition to generate a branch in the carbon chain. In vitro reconstitution of the entire PKS module, X-ray structures of a ketosynthase-branching didomain and mutagenesis experiments revealed a crucial role of the ketosynthase domain in branching the carbon chain. We present a trapped intermediary state in which acyl carrier protein and ketosynthase are covalently linked by the branched polyketide and suggest a new mechanism for chain alkylation, which is functionally distinct from terpenoid-like β-branching. For the rice seedling blight toxin rhizoxin, one of the strongest known anti-mitotic agents, the non-canonical polyketide modification is indispensable for phytotoxic and anti-tumoral activities. We propose that the formation of related pharmacophoric groups follows the same general scheme and infer a unifying vinylogous branching reaction for PKS modules with a ketosynthase-branching-acyl-carrier-protein architecture. This study unveils the structure and function of a new PKS module that broadens the biosynthetic scope of polyketide biosynthesis and sets the stage for rationally creating structural diversity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI), Jena 07745, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
RhiE protein
A, B, C, D
923Paraburkholderia rhizoxinicaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rhiE
Find proteins for A1KQS1 (Paraburkholderia rhizoxinica)
Go to UniProtKB:  A1KQS1
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.181 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 125.510α = 90.00
b = 144.130β = 96.65
c = 131.300γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-09-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-10-23
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description